Binh Pho

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  1. Andy Chen

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    Very, very saddened to learn that Binh passed away. I saw him at the AAW symposium in Kansas City just two months ago. He didn't look very good and I asked him and he said he had gastric cancer. He gave a very moving speech later at the award ceremony. The world lost a great artist and human being. RIP, Binh.
     
  2. john lucas

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    A truely great man, not just an artist. Aw inspiring. I'm just in shock. He is one of the people I most admire.
     
  3. Richard Coers

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    Yes, a very generous and quality person. A real loss.
     
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    Binh was a giant in the wood turning community.
    He was passionate in everything he did and a great leader on the AAW board.
    I will miss him a lot.
     
  5. Art Betke

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    I'm shocked. I saw him in Oregon in March and he seemed in the pink of health. It must have come on suddenly. He died much too young, still had so much to do. I'm so glad I got to see and speak to him.
     
  6. Bill Boehme

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    I am very sad to hear this news. He was such a wonderful person.
     
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    My heart goes out to his family and friends.
    His was a great life. He shared a lot of it with a lot of us. I was lucky to have met him on the weekend that I decided to become a woodturner.
     
  8. Gerald Lawrence

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    Way to soon to lose one of the greats
     
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    I am deeply grateful that I was able to take a workshop with Binh, but brokenhearted that I won't be able to take another. He was such a wonderful artist, teacher and person.
     
  10. Hy Tran

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    AAARGHH :(

    Thoughts and prayers to his family

    Condolences for those left behind
     
  11. odie

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    I have always admired his work......always sad to see great artists go. :(

    -----odie-----
     
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    Gosh I'm still bummed after hearing this last night. I'm going to do what Binh would want you to do. Go to the shop and turn something to celebrate his life.
     
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  14. John Torchick

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    Sorry to hear of the loss of a true artist who created from wood.
    Administrators, would it be possible to have a thread with photos highlighting some of his works? Or are they available in the Gallery?
     
  15. Bill Boehme

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    You can Google Binh Pho to find his web site and see some of his works. We can't repost images that belong to somebody else without permission. If you haven't read "River of Destiny", the life and work of Binh Pho by Kevin Wallace, it is definitely a page turner that is well worth owning.

    If any forum members have taken pictures of his works at a symposium or other venue, they are certainly welcome to post them.
     
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    This one is from Atlanta
     
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  18. John Torchick

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    Thanks for the information on Binh Pho. I will definitely follow up. Understand the copyright issues so no problem.
    Edit: I just finished the article posted as a link. Very interesting and very moving as Binh Pho puts a perspective on freedom that many take for granted or just ignore.
     
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  19. Bill Boehme

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    If you're an AAW member you probably have received an email with the following information about Binh Pho. For those who aren't AAW members, You can click on the following link to view the email contents: Binh Pho
     
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  20. AlanZ

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    Our condolences to his family and to all those whose lives were touched by this gentle man.
     
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